Dominic Cummings travelled to Durham with his family at the end of March (Picture: PA)

A police chief has formally written to Durham Constabulary asking them to ‘establish the facts’ about Dominic Cummings alleged journeys to the area during lockdown.

The Prime Minister’s most senior aide travelled to Durham at the end of March after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

Steve White, acting Durham police and crime commissioner, wrote in his letter: ‘It is vital that the Force can show it has the interests of the people of County Durham and Darlington at its heart, so that the model of policing by consent, independent of government but answerable to the law, is maintained.’

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